Obituaries

Mercene L Hanneman

Mercene Louise Hanneman, on Thursday, July 5, 2018 started her next journey, while holding her granddaughter Kara’s hand. Mercene was born to Hildreth (Deck) & William H. Wood on August 13, 1924 in the living quarters of the Deck Funeral Home located at 218 E. Wooster Street. In the residence, Mercene’s family also included her grandfather and grandmother, J. F. and Lillian (Hoover) Deck, who founded the family Funeral Business in 1912.  Also residing in the home was Louise Mae Gonyer, who was the housekeeper and helped raise Mercene. Later, she helped raise Mercene’s children, making her a beloved part of their family. Mercene attended Ridge Street Elementary School and graduated in 1942 from Bowling Green High School.  After graduation in June, she married Karl H. Hanneman. When Karl was sent overseas in World War II, Mercene enrolled in Bowling Green State University and graduated in 1950 with Bachelor’s Degrees in English and History. At the end of the war, Mercene and Karl resided in Bowling Green and raised their five children; two sons: Kris (Donna) and Kraig (Kay) along with three daughters: Karla, Kathy (Scott) and Kyle. Surviving along with her five children are seven grandchildren: Michelle, Reggie, Brad, Kali, Koury, Kara and Kristin; nine great grandchildren: Keegan, Kaleb, Cooper, Anthony, Ma’Riyah, Ma’Kiyah, Hendrix, Coby and Lily; one step great-granddaughter, Kyra; and one step great-great granddaughter, Jade. Grandson Andrew Hines preceded in death. Mercene attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1961 and was licensed as an Ohio Funeral Director becoming the 3rd generation of family Funeral Directors. In 2011, she received recognition from the Ohio Funeral Directors Association for 50 years of faithfully serving the people of the community as a Licensed Funeral Professional. Mercene was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Life Member of VFW Post 1148 Auxiliary, and American Legion Post 45 Auxiliary.  Mercene was a charter member of the Epsilon Chapter of CCL and ABWA, and a charter and life member of the Wood County Historical Society. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St., PO Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 tele:419-352-2171.  Funeral Services will be Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:30AM in the funeral home. Interment will immediately follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be gifted in Mercene’s honor to the charity of the donor’s choice. On-line condolences, as well as fond memories, may be shared at www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on July 6, 2018.


Richard Converse

Richard Howard Converse, age 87, of Bowling Green passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018.  He was born to Jacob and Dora (Campbell) Converse on a farm near Portage, Ohio.  Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Wilma Ellen Converse, his parents and brothers Donald and Robert. Richard graduated from Liberty Hi School in 1948.  After high school, Richard owned and operated Maumee School of Music, teaching steel and plectrum guitar.  Richard met the love of his life and future wife, Wilma Budd, while playing guitar at the Lucas County Fair. Richard was a member of the Ohio National Guard and was activated into the army in 1952 and served a year in Korea driving truck and hauling troops and ammunition to the front lines.  He was awarded the Korean service medal with 3 bronze battle stars, the United Nations Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.  In 1990 on a revisit program, sponsored by the Korean government, he was awarded the Peace Medal and given a watch from the president of South Korea, Kim Daejung. Richard was a life member and past commander of the American Legion Post 45 in B.G., and a life member of the Korean War Veteran’s Association and KWVA Chapter 131 of Toledo.  He was also a member of the B.G. VFW 1148, and 2nd Inf. Division Association.  He enjoyed marching in B.G.’s Memorial Day Parades, marching after he was 80 years old and carrying an M1 rifle that was used in Korea during the war.  He was honored to help fold and present the American Flag at many veterans’ funerals. After returning from the Korean War, Richard attended Toledo Barber College and worked as a barber for 55 years, mostly in Bowling Green, Ohio. On September 11, 1954, he married Wilma E. Budd in Perrysburg at the First United Methodist Church.  Surviving are 2 sons, Darrell, (Ohio) and Dean, (Pennsylvania) and 2 daughters, Diana and Darla (Kitty), (Florida), 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Richard and Wilma were wedding photographers for over 40 years. Richard was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, Ohio. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Richard’s family would like to extend a huge thank you to Hospice, The Manor of Perrysburg, and Waterford at Levis Commons for being by his side the past several years.  We are truly grateful for the tender care he was given. A private grave side service will be held for the family. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, is honored to serve Richard’s family and those wishing to send a condolence or a…


Carol J Beeker

Heaven received one of the best today, she was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Carol J. Beeker, age of 89 of Pemberville, Ohio passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018 at bridge hospice in Bowling Green only moments before her 69th wedding anniversary. She was born on June 12, 1929 on the family farm in Luckey, OH, to Arnold W. and Twyla F. (Peoples) Samson. She would graduate from Pemberville High School as the Salutatorian in 1947 and on June 30, 1949 she married the love of her life Robert “Red” Beeker in Pemberville. They would raise two daughters and celebrate 69 years of marriage. Carol had a long career as a school teacher receiving 2 years of formal education from BGSU after high school. However, she returned back to BGSU in 1965 and received her bachelor’s degree in education and continued to teach for another 20 ½ years at Eastwood Schools. While she had an immense love of teaching she also had a strong devotion to her faith and was very active at Bethlehem Lutheran Church for many years. She was involved with many ministries which included teaching Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, 6th grade Catechism and belonged to the Pricilla and Ruth Circles just to mention a few. While her health forced her to retire from teaching, her love of education carried on in her community volunteer work. It allowed her to continue educating and sharing her gifts with others. Her greatest love was her family and the devotion to her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was and remained her greatest joy of life. In addition to her husband “Red,” Carol is survived by her daughter: Deborah (Robert) Frakes of Bowling Green, OH, grandsons: Matthew (Melissa) Frakes of Rocky River, OH, Ryan Frakes of Bowling Green, OH, granddaughters: Lisa (Pat) Carney, Emily Beeker and Allison (Dan) Lamb all of Bowling Green, OH, great-grandchildren: Shawn, Madison, Lauren, McKenzie, Blake and Nora. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Linda Beeker. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH. A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 6, 2018 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pemberville, where there will be additional visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Rev. Matthew Musteric will be officiating. There will be a bereavement luncheon served in the church fellowship hall immediately following a private family cemetery committal service. Memorials may take the form…


Richard Converse

Richard Howard Converse, age 87, of Bowling Green passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018.  He was born to Jacob and Dora (Campbell) Converse on a farm near Portage, Ohio.  Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Wilma Ellen Converse, his parents and brothers Donald and Robert. Richard graduated from Liberty Hi School in 1948.  After high school, Richard owned and operated Maumee School of Music, teaching steel and plectrum guitar.  Richard met the love of his life and future wife, Wilma Budd, while playing guitar at the Lucas County Fair. Richard was a member of the Ohio National Guard and was activated into the army in 1952 and served a year in Korea driving truck and hauling troops and ammunition to the front lines.  He was awarded the Korean service medal with 3 bronze battle stars, the United Nations Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.  In 1990 on a revisit program, sponsored by the Korean government, he was awarded the Peace Medal and given a watch from the president of South Korea, Kim Daejung. Richard was a life member and past commander of the American Legion Post 45 in B.G., and a life member of the Korean War Veteran’s Association and KWVA Chapter 131 of Toledo.  He was also a member of the B.G. VFW 1148, and 2nd Inf. Division Association.  He enjoyed marching in B.G.’s Memorial Day Parades, marching after he was 80 years old and carrying an M1 rifle that was used in Korea during the war.  He was honored to help fold and present the American Flag at many veterans’ funerals. After returning from the Korean War, Richard attended Toledo Barber College and worked as a barber for 55 years, mostly in Bowling Green, Ohio. On September 11, 1954, he married Wilma E. Budd in Perrysburg at the First United Methodist Church.  Surviving are 2 sons, Darrell, (Ohio) and Dean, (Pennsylvania) and 2 daughters, Diana and Darla (Kitty), (Florida), 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Richard and Wilma were wedding photographers for over 40 years. Richard was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, Ohio. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Richard’s family would like to extend a huge thank you to Hospice, The Manor of Perrysburg, and Waterford at Levis Commons for being by his side the past several years.  We are truly grateful for the tender care he was given. A private grave side service will be held for the family. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, is honored to serve Richard’s family and those wishing to send a condolence or a…


Joseph ‘Joe’ J Sohajda Jr

Joseph Sohajda Jr., better known as “Joe” age 89, of Bowling Green and formerly of Pemberville, OH passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Bowling Green Manor, Bowling Green, OH. He was born on March 13, 1929 in Bradner, OH to Joseph and Elizabeth (Haydu) Sohajda Sr. He married Dolores Kinker on October 15, 1949 in Luckey, OH and together he and Dolores have raised 2 children and celebrated nearly 69 years of marriage. In addition to working for CSX Railroad for more than 40 years, Joe, also formerly owned Cyclone Oil Refinery in Pemberville during the 60’s and the Portage Motel in Woodville. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the Pemberville Freedom Township American Legion Post #183. Joe was noted as an avid antique collector but most remembered by his family as a very hard worker, having built two of the family homes himself that they lived in. In addition to his wife Dolores, Joe is survived by his daughter: Susan (Rick) Marlowe and son: James Sohajda both of Woodville, OH, grandsons: Eric (Molly) Rippke of MI, Andrew (Jessica) Rippke of Perrysburg, and 3 step grandchildren. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, step mother, Emerencia Sohajda, brother Gregory Richards and step sister Margaret Anderson. Funeral Services will be 12:00 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 110 W. Main Street, Luckey, OH. There will be a time of visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. Officiating will be Rev. James Budke. Interment will be in the Troy Township Cemetery, Luckey, OH. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the: Pemberville Freedom American Legion Post #183 (Baseball Team) or a charity of the donor’s choice. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at: www.marshfuneralhomes.com. Posted by: admin on June 29, 2018.


Dolores Ford

Dolores E. (Ballard) Ford, age 86, passed away June 26, 2018 at Otterbein Portage Valley, Pemberville. Dolores was born on March 30, 1932 to the late John and Edith Ballard. She married Clarence E. Ford on June 23, 1953 and he preceded her in death on October 17, 2011. She was a long-time member of Sugar Ridge Church, worked at Day Brook in the early years, and volunteered for numerous events at Crim elementary school while raising her children.    She enjoyed being a home maker and taking care of all of her grandchildren while her children worked.    Dolores loved her grandchildren with all of her heart and was later blessed with two great – grandchildren.  Dolores was most famous for her brownies. Dolores is survived by her children: Michael (Barbara) Ford, of Bowling Green; Patricia (Samuel) Sarver, of Pemberville; grandchildren: Zachary (Tara) Sarver, Russel (Kylee) Sarver, all of Pemberville;  Andrea Ford, Ashley Ford, both of Bowling Green; great grandchildren: Bowen Tyler Sarver, and Lillian Luella Sarver of Pemberville; sister: June Gill, of Swanton, Ohio; sister-in-law: Leotta Ballard; brother-in-law: Lester (Judy Jennings) Ford; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Albert, Jack, and Bill Ballard; sisters Dorothy Place, Faith Bemis, Agnes Schaller, and Ruth Ballard. Visitation for Dolores will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of her Celebration of Life Service at 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 30, 2018 in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 West Wooster St./P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171. Interment will immediately follow in Union Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Dolores’ honor may be gifted to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. A special Thank you to Otterbein Portage Valley for all the wonderful care they gave Dolores in the past several years. Also Special thanks to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, we are truly grateful for Gabby, Rosa, Maegan and Lori for all the care and support they provided in the past several days. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Dolores’ family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www. hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on June 29, 2018.


Mary Lou Waggoner

Mary Lou (Gross) Waggoner, 87, of Bowling Green, passed away June 22, 2018. She is survived by her children: Janine Sturdavant, Todd Waggoner, and Charlene Waggoner; her son-in-laws: Charles Sturdavant and Richard Mulholland; grandchildren: Tamara Sturdavant, Derek Sturdavant, Maxwell Mulholland, Samuel Mulholland and Zachary Mulholland; sisters Doris Schulte and Joann Ellis. She was preceded in death by her parents Ruth Irene (Recker) Gross and Robert Richard Gross and her husband Dr. Charles Arthur Waggoner. She was born in 1930 in Lake Township, Ohio and graduated from Lake High School. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1952 with a degree in home economics and started work as a Singer Sewing Sales Representative. In 1968, she earned her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Toledo. She started teaching third grade at Conneaut Elementary School in Bowling Green, Ohio. She taught in the same classroom for 33 years, where she was a pioneer in teaching Whole Language. She helped many of her students by recognizing learning disabilities and the association with vision in time to help them. She retired in 1999. She was a faithful member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bowling Green. Mary Lou loved to travel and managed to visit 6 of the 7 continents. She spent most summers at her cabin near Fairplay, Colorado, visiting ghost towns, climbing mountains, hunting for gemstones and preparing campfire meals for guests from all over the world. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Burial will be private in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green. Memorials may be sent to the Dr. Charles A. Waggoner Science Education Foundation Fund, P.O. Box 1175, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402; www.bgohcf.org. through the Bowling Green Community Foundation. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve Mary Lou’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on June 29, 2018.


Judith L Aufdenkamp

Judith (Bullis) Aufdenkamp, 77 of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away June 28, 2018 at 7:08 p.m. She was born June 19, 1941 in Bowling Green to Don and Doris (George) Bullis. Judy graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1959. On October 17, 1959 she married Raymond “Pete” Aufdenkamp at Hope Lutheran Church. Judy worked for several years at the Wood County Recorder’s Office. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Bowling Green where she formerly served as treasurer. She is survived by her daughters Jodi (Jerry) Cox, of Toledo, Ohio and Beth (Brent) Tumblison of Davidson, North Carolina, three grandchildren Mike Brown of Rudolph, Ohio and Beau and Brooke Tumblison of North Carolina, brother Don (Gloria) Bullis of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and sister Rae (Jim) Thomson of Bowling Green, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents Don and Doris Bullis, husband Raymond “Pete” Aufdenkamp, brothers-in-law Edwin Aufdenkamp, Eldon Aufdenkamp and Herman Aufdenkamp and sisters-in-law Helen Labo and Dorothy Burditt. Judy’s funeral service will be held on Monday July 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Pastor Janine Dress will officiate. Interment will follow at Fish Cemetery in Pemberville, Ohio. Visitation will be held Monday at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to Hope Lutheran Church, 13507 Cloverdale Rd Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. To share an online condolence with the Aufdenkamp family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on June 29, 2018.


Gerald ‘Jerry’ Robert Cromley

Gerald Robert “Jerry” Cromley of Bowling Green passed to his Eternal Home on Monday, June 25, 2018. He was the only child of Eleanore and James Cromley and was born August 21, 1931. He grew up along the Maumee River near Otsego Park. Jerry attended Nazareth Hall military school through the eighth grade, then graduated from Washington Township High School in Tontogany. He married Dorothy Sheldrick April 10, 1950, and they became the parents of six children: Cathleen Nelson of Bowling Green, Beth (Bill) Weichel of Castalia, Becky (Greg) Burton of Findlay, Don (fiancé Amy) and Gary (Terri) both of Bowling Green. A third son, Dennis, was killed in a work accident in 1982. Twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren will miss him also. Jerry retired after working for 30 years at the Perrysburg Chrysler plant. He served as Master of the Haskins Grange and also was a member of the former Masonic Lodge in Tontogany for many years. He attended church regularly and served in many ways at Plain Congregational, Agape Church of Prayer, and Calvary United Methodist churches. At one time he taught a 3rd-grade boys’ Sunday school class. Jerry avidly followed his children and grandchildren in their school activities. Fishing, boating and maintaining a large garden were other joys in his life. Jerry was a loving supporter of all his family, a hard worker, and a kind and giving man and will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation for Jerry will be held Thursday June 28, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. There will be a masonic service held by the Grand Rapids Masonic Lodge #289 on Thursday evening at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home. His funeral service will be held Friday June 29, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Mike Kelly will officiate. Interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery in Bowling Green. Additional visitation will be held Friday morning at the funeral home from 9:30 until the time of his service at 10:30. Memorial contributions can be given in his memory to Calvary United Methodist Church in Tontogany, Ohio or the Alzheimer’s Association. Posted by: admin on June 29, 2018.


Clara R Lance

Clara Rosa (Tuty) Lance, of Bowling Green and formerly of Custar, Ohio passed away at the age of 96 on June 25, 2018. She was born on February 19, 1922 in Custar, Ohio to John and Mary (Baumberger) Wilhelm. Clara was salutatorian of her graduating class from Milton School. She also graduated from Stautzenberger College and worked as a secretary in Toledo before marrying Cloyce Lance on February 19, 1944. Clara spent her life working alongside her husband on the family farm and raising her 5 children. She was involved in scouting and an active member of the St. Lous Catholic Church in Custar. In 1995, after 50 years of marriage, Clara was preceded in death by her husband Cloyce. She is survived by her five children, Jane (Chuck) Murry of Wauseon, Ohio, Alan (Sherry) Lance of Culpepper, VA, Myra (Rick) Van Vorhis, Dona (Steve) Powell and Lora (Tod) Finch, all of Bowling Green, Ohio. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren, Jeff, Jill, Lisa, Alan Jr., Luke, Greg, Lance, Brooke, Bryce, Greta, Emma and nineteen great grandchildren and sisters Mary Phillips and Martha Phillips. Clara was preceded in death by brothers Bernard, Paul, Harold and Lawrence Wilhelm and sisters Hilda Courtney and Lucy Bechstein. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 11:00 am at Saint Louis Catholic Church, 22792 Defiance Pike Custar, Ohio 43511. Father Walter Tuscano will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Louis Cemetery in Custar. Visitation will be held Wednesday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Memorials contributions may be given in her memory to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital or St. Louis Church. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Lance family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on June 29, 2018.


Lillian Anne Mertes

Lillian Anne Mertes, 89, of Bowling Green and formerly of Chicago passed away on June 22, 2018 at the Grand Rapids Care Center in Grand Rapids, Ohio. She was born July 22, 1928 to Peter and Mary (Mach) Malek in Chicago. On August 20, 1949 she married Richard J. Mertes at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Chicago and they spent the next 68 years together in marriage. Lillian earned her Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University in 1949. Lillian was a member of St. Patrick of Providence Catholic Church in Grand Rapids for over 18 years, a member of Profit and Pleasure and volunteered at St. Luke’s Hospital in the 80’s and 90’s. She enjoyed reading books on politics, drawing and painting and her cats Charlie and Macie. Lillian is survived by her husband Richard J., sons James A. (Holly), Richard S. (Barbara) and Gary C. (Mary Ann, significant other), her 2 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and extended family member and caretaker Judy (Rick) Kranz. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Monday, July 2, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Peinert Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd. in Waterville, Ohio. A Mass in Lillian’s memory will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick of Providence Catholic Church, 14010 Old US 24, Grand Rapids, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wood County Humane Society or to St. Patrick of Providence Catholic Church. Posted by: admin on June 29, 2018.


Kenneth H Abke

Kenneth H. Abke, age 88, of Portage, OH passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Heritage Corner, Bowling Green, OH. He was born on April 30, 1930 on the family farm in Portage, OH to Henry and Edith (Hohls) Abke. On August 10, 1957 he married Juanita (Ridenour) Abke in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Rochester, OH and after 59 years of marriage she preceded him in death on August 14, 2016. In 1948 he graduated from Portage Twp. School. Ken was a life-long farmer and retired from L.O.F.,Rossford in 1982. He was one of the first in the area to do custom lime spreading and anhydrous application for various farmers. While enlisted in the United States Army he served his country proudly during the Korean War. His memberships included: life-long member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Rochester, OH where he was baptized, confirmed and married. He held various positions at the church: past president of the church, Sunday school superintendent, and several council positions. He was also a life member of Pemberville Freedom American Legion Post #183, Silver King of Yesteryear Club, and charter member of Power of Yesteryear. In his spare time, he enjoyed farming, restoring old tractors, camping, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and spending time with his family. Ken is survived by his children: Duane (Kellie) Abke of Pemberville, Jeanette Wilks of Portage and Colleen (Travis) Boyd of North Lawrence, OH, grandchildren: Brett (Stephanie) Abke, Kirsten (fiancé Chris Nowak) Abke, Allison Abke all of Pemberville, Austin, Tyler and Jenna Boyd all of North Lawrence, OH, and brother: Roger Abke of Elon, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Juanita, brothers: Donald, Herman, Richard and David and sisters: Lois and Ruth. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 14555 New Rochester Rd, Pemberville, OH with additional visitation from 9 a.m. until time of services. Officiating will be Rev. Bruce Bair. Interment will be in Fish Cemetery, Pemberville. A bereavement luncheon will be served at the church immediately following the cemetery committal services. Memorial contributions may be given to: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice. The family wishes to thank the staff at Heritage Corner for the loving care that they provided to Ken during his stay. Posted by: admin on June 22, 2018.


Edgar ‘Ed’ Holliday

Edgar “Ed” Holliday, age 77, of Luckey, OH passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Bay Park Community Hospital, Oregon, OH. He was born October 21, 1940 in Steubenville, OH to Edgar and Nettie (Reed) Holliday. On May 6, 1961 he married Judith Snyder in Toledo, OH and she survives. For many years he was an electrician for GM Powertrain, Toledo. Ed served his country proudly while enlisted in the United States Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a member of Salem Grace United Lutheran Church, Luckey. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, wood carving, being outdoors, duck hunting and fishing. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 57 years: Judy, children: Tony (Tracey) Holliday of Pemberville, Jill (Mike) Allport of Gibsonburg and Jason (Michelle Rife) Holliday of Bowling Green, 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and sister: Sue (Ray) Elieff of Toledo. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters: Ruth and Thelma. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 110 Main Street, Luckey, OH where funeral services will be conducted on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. James Budke. A bereavement luncheon will be served at Salem Grace United Lutheran Church, Luckey immediately following the funeral service. Interment will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. at Grelton Cemetery, M-395 County Road 7, Grelton, OH. Memorial contributions may be given to: Salem Grace United Lutheran Church or American Heart Association. Posted by: admin on June 22, 2018.


Ardanelle ‘Tootie’ Smith

Ardanelle “Tootie” Smith, 87, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away June 19, 2018. Tootie was born on July 14, 1930 to the late Herbert and Daydn (Cheatwood) Shaffer in Dunbridge, Ohio. She married Franklin Smith on October 13, 1951 in the Webster United Brethren Church in Bowling Green and he preceded her in death. Tootie is survived by her sons: Michael (Megan), David, and Jeffery Smith all of Bowling Green; brother Robert Shaffer of Defiance; sister-in-law Kate Shaffer of Bowling Green; five grandchildren; 1 step granddaughter; 6 great grandchildren; and special friend Donna Snyder of Bowling Green. Tootie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Frank, seven brothers, and three sisters. Tootie was a graduate of Webster High School. She a was homemaker and provided child care to numerous children. Tootie was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she volunteered to help families in need; the Wood County Historical Society where she served on the Tea Committee, also known as the Tea Baggers. The tea baggers baked cookies and made the teas extra special. She was so well known for her cookies, which she baked and gave with love.   If you were given a “Toottie Cookie” you knew that you were loved!  She enjoyed spending time at the Wood County Senior Center. She was a faithful member of the Loyal Hearts Sunday School class. She enjoyed singing in the church choir; and getting together to play dominos and cards with her friends. Tootie was a diehard Cleveland Indians fan and could tell you everything about them. Most of all, her family was the most important part of her life and she especially enjoyed spending time with her 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  Family reunions were special to her. Visitation for Tootie will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster Street, Bowling Green, Ohio. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home Remembrance Chapel. Interment will follow immediately in Wood County Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions in Tootie’s honor may be gifted to either Trinity United Methodist Church or the Wood County Historical Society. Online condolences and fond memories may be sent to Tootie’s family by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. The family would like to thank everyone at Bowling Green Manor for their wonderful care and compassion. Thank you to Tootie’s special roommate, Helen Hernandez. Helen was an extra warm, true sister and made Tootie’s last months happy. Posted by: admin…


Armin Geist

Armin Geist, 67, of Bowling Green, OH passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Armin was born to Arthur and Susanna (Herteux) Geist on October 8, 1950 in Bavaria, Germany. Armin is survived by his wife Cecilia Geist of Bowing Green; daughters: Susanne Schwarck of Perrysburg; Brigitte (Gregory) Brown of Perrysburg; and Athena Geist of Bowling Green; sisters: Margitta (Otto) Reitz; Manuela (Herbert) Kiefer; Walfriede (Rainer) Imhof; and Rita (Fritz) Radlmaier all of Germany; brother-in-law: Ralf Scholtyssek of Germany; grandchildren: Chantel and Vivian; other family: Magda Geist and Chris Schwarck;   Armin was preceded in death by his father Arthur Geist; and sister Maria Scholtyssek. Armin graduated from vocational training school in Germany and went on to work in the hydraulics profession for the majority of his life.  He enjoyed woodworking and completed all of the finishing work in Cecilia and his home.  Armin also enjoyed downhill skiing and was an avid soccer fan.  Not only was he a fan of soccer, he was excellent player, coach, and referee.  More than anything Armin loved his family and friends from all over the world.  He will be dearly missed. Visitation for Armin will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME& CREMATORY 1460 W. Wooster Street/ P.O. Box 648 Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele 419-352-2171.  Armin’s Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 11:00AM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME REMEMBRANCE CHAPEL.  A celebration will be held in Germany at a later date. Memorial contributions in Armin’s honor may be gifted to the Alzheimer’s Association. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Armin’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on June 22, 2018.


Jeffrey A Betts

Jeffrey A. Betts, 47, of Pemberville, Ohio and formerly of Bowling Green, passed away Tuesday June 19, 2018. He was born August 19, 1970 in Maumee, Ohio to Stephen L. and Zelma A. (Spaulding) Betts. Jeff was an avid stamp and coin collector. He enjoyed playing pool and card games with his friends and family. He enjoyed traveling and had recently ventured out west where he got to see California and the Grand Canyon. He is survived by his parents Stephen Betts of Toledo, Ohio and Zelma Betts of Napoleon, Ohio, sons Todd Betts of Michigan and Jeffrey Betts of Bowling Green, siblings Kim Betts of Holgate, Ohio, Steve (Sharon) Betts of Bloomdale, Ohio, Doreen (Rick) Cole of Waterville, Ohio and Daniel Betts of Napoleon, Ohio, girlfriend Lisa Parsons of Pemberville, Ohio and nieces and nephews Nikki Cole, William Cole, Chase Betts, Douglas Hentges, Sara Eiden, Alex Betts and Matthew Betts. Jeff’s funeral service will be held Sunday June 24, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Rev. Ernie Unholz will officiate. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the family to assist with expenses. Posted by: admin on June 22, 2018.


Rollan L ‘Junie’ Emch

Rolland L. Emch Jr., better known as “Junie” age 83, of Bowling Green and formerly of Perrysburg, OH passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Bowling Green Manor, Bowling Green, OH. He was born on April 11, 1935 in Perrysburg to Rolland L. and Irene (Carter) Emch Sr. Rolland married Donna L. Caldwell on March 20, 1955 in Angola, IN. Rolland and Donna raised 5 children and celebrated 48 years of marriage before Donna preceded him in death in July of 2003. In addition to being a lifelong farmer, Junie worked at Libbey-Owens-Ford as a glassworker, retiring after working more than 30 years. His children noted what a hard worker and strong work ethic their dad had with an equally strong love of farming. He was a stern father with an immense devotion to his family especially his grand and great-grandchildren. Junie is survived by his children: Cindy (Joe) Stockwell of Rudolph, OH, Randi (Dan) McNamee of KS, Rick (Kathryn) Emch of Pemberville, OH, Mike (Patti) Emch of Bowling Green, OH, Scott (Cindy) Emch of Port Clinton, OH, 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren with 2 on the way and a sister: Shirley (Jimmy) Wilford of Bowling Green, OH. In addition to his wife: Donna, he was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter: Stephanie. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 110 W. Main Street, Luckey, OH, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM. There will be a time of visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service. Officiating will be Rev. Timothy P. Philabaum. Interment will be in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, Dowling, OH. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the: Wood County Fair Foundation, American Heart Association or The American Cancer Society. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at: www.marshfuneralhomes.com. Posted by: admin on June 19, 2018.


Jackie Meyers

Jackie Leola Meyers, 60, of Bowling Green passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018. Jackie was born on January 13, 1958 in Knoxville, Tennessee to the late Millard and Ruth (Brooks) Caldwell. Jackie is survived by her mother Arlene Bucksky of Bowling Green; daughters: Kylee Snyder of Bairdstown; and Peggy Meyers of Bowling Green; a son: Jason Meyers of Bowling Green; sisters: Joyce Kohlhofer; Tina Huber; Lori Gaster; Diane Bucksky; and Patti Bucksky; brother: Terry Caldwell; grandchildren; Bailey (Casey), Angela, Alden, Logan, Kaylee, Urijah, Mackenzie, Jasmine, and Hayden; and great-grandchildren: Carter and Piper. Along with Millard and Ruth Jackie was preceded in death by her father: Stan Bucksky Sr.; brothers: Stan Bucksky Jr.; and Frank Kohlhofer Sr. Jackie was a 1977 graduate of Otsego High School.  She last worked as a press operator at Principle Business Enterprises.  Jackie enjoyed tending to her flower garden.  She was especially proud of her roses.  She loved country music and followed the Riverbend Band.  Any chance Jackie had to go dancing she took it.  She will be dearly missed by all her friends and family. Visitation for Jackie will be held on Thursday, June 21 from 1:00 – 6:00PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY 1460 W. Wooster Street / P.O. Box Bowling Green, Ohio, 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171. Jackie’s Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME REMEMBRANCE CHAPEL. Memorial contributions in Jackie’s honor may be gifted to the family in care of the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home. Posted by: admin on June 19, 2018.


Kenneth Wires

Kenneth “Ken” Ray Wires, 82, son of Fred and Bessie Wires, loving husband of Patricia Wires, passed away on June 16th, 2018 at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Bowling Green. Ken is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, John Wires. He is survived by his wife Patricia, brother Fred (Jacque) Wires, sister-in-law Kate Wires, daughters Deborah (Ricky) Blue and Susan (Philip) Newlove, granddaughters Taylor (Tim) Chimes, Tess and Tia Newlove, and many nieces and nephews. Ken was a graduate of Tontogany High School. He worked in autobody for Organ Collison until his retirement, bringing his love of cars and engines home with him into his own garage thereafter. For many years in his retirement, he also enjoyed driving a bus for Wood Lane Schools. He loved fishing on Lake Erie, boating and skiing on the Maumee River, and vacationing with lifelong friends at Houghton Lake in Michigan. He especially enjoyed time at home and on the patio with his beloved neighbors, family, friends and family pets. Ken was a proud member of Elks Lodge in Bowling Green as well as a member of the Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio in Tontogany. Ken spent his time making everyone feel welcome in his and Patricia’s home and in their life together of almost 60 years. The family would like to honor his legacy by inviting all who loved him to join us for a Memorial Gathering on Tuesday, June 19th from 4:00 – 7:00pm at Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home and Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster Street / P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio. Tele: 419-352-2171. Memorial contribution in Ken’s Honor may be gifted to Bridge Hospice. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Ken’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemafh.com. Posted by: admin on June 18, 2018.


Nancy June Horen

Nancy Horen, 83, of Whitehouse, OH, went to meet her Savior Jesus Christ on June 13, 2018. She was born November 19, 1934 in Toledo, OH to John H. & Marjorie (Comstock) Bollinger. Nancy retired after working many years as a secretary at Rogers Research and then Merritt Marketing Research. Nancy was a member of Dayspring Assembly of God in Bowling Green, OH. Her passions were her Savior, her church and her family. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and bringing her family together. She and her husband Glenn never missed any of their grandchildren’s activities. Nancy also was an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan. She married Glenn Horen June 27, 1952. They spent 64 years together. He preceded her in death January 3, 2017. Survivors include children John (Mary) Horen, Angela Kennedy, Glenn “Scott” (Joanne) Horen and Joel Horen, 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law Casey Kennedy, and daughter-in-law, Kim Horen. Funeral Services will be Monday, June 18, 2018 at 12 noon at Dayspring Assembly of God Church, 17360 N. Dixie Hwy, Bowling Green, OH. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Tontogany Cemetery. The family encourages memorial contributions to the church. Arrangements entrusted to Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, Waterville, OH. To leave an online condolence please visit dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on June 18, 2018.


Greg A Loomis

Greg A. Loomis, 56, of Rudolph, Ohio, passed away Wednesday June 13, 2018 at his mother’s home in Bowling Green surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 1, 1961 in Bowling Green, Ohio to George Loomis Jr. and Nancy (Lewis) Loomis. Greg was a 1979 graduate of Bowling Green High School and a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling Green. While in high school, he played hockey as a defenseman. His love of hockey continued throughout his life with his favorite team being the Columbus Blue Jackets. He shared his love of hockey during high school with his father and throughout his last year with his mother. Greg and his father also shared a passion for motorcycles. At the age of eleven he began delivering newspapers and worked part-time in the mailroom for two years during high school. After graduation, Greg worked for Frank’s Automotive. In 1980, he began working in the press room at the Sentinel Tribune where he continued to work for 34 years. He eventually became the pressroom foreman and held that position for several years until the job was outsourced in 2014. Greg finished his working career at Rosenboom Machine & Tool for three years before having to retire for health reasons. He had a soft spot in his heart for dogs and especially loved his last dog, Larry. Greg is survived by his mother Nancy Loomis of Bowling Green, Ohio, sister Amy (Hans) Kolan of Bowling Green, Ohio, nieces and nephews Heidi Kolan, Gretchen (Nick) Holderman and Staff Sergeant Hans Travis (Lesley) Kolan and great-nieces and nephews Evan Streetman, Olivia Holderman, Luke Holderman and Adele Holderman. He was preceded in death by his father George Loomis Jr. who passed away June 7, 2018. Greg will be deeply missed by his family, neighbors and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday June 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Father Jason Kahle will officiate. Visitation will be held Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held privately for the family at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the Wood County Humane Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Promedica Hospice. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Loomis family, please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on June 18, 2018.


Genevieve ‘Genny’ Kurfess

Genevieve Kurfess, age 89, of Perrysburg, OH passed away on June 9, 2018 at St. Clare Commons. Born on March 27, 1929 to Frank and Sadie (Shrode) Bowen in Perrysburg, OH. Genny (as she was known to friends and family) graduated from Bowling Green High School and attended Bowling Green State University, In her younger years you could find her leading parades on her horse, Sandy. Genny married the love of her life, William J. Kurfess on November 27, 1954 enjoying 28 years of marriage until hispassing in December of 1982. Genny retired from Bowling Green State University in 1993 after many years of service. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church, Stony Ridge and had been active in several of its groups. Her greatest joys in life were spending time with family & friends, dancing, listening to music, travel and working outdoors. Her positive outlook on life was infectious and she always had a smile on her face. Genny is survived by her children: Debra (John) Opdycke, Marcia (Jeff) Bourdo, Janet (Ron) Golightley and Steve Kurfess. Grandchildren: Sarah Opdycke, Jenny (Jai) Vasireddy, Nicole Bourdo, John (Jessica) Opdycke, Andy (Emily) Golightley and Tyler Bourdo, great grandchildren: Cooper Beltran, Colby Beltran and Akash Vasireddy and sister: Mary Eloise Carpenter. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings: Hazel Schneider, Norman Bowen, Esther Shinew and Ray Bowen. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 4-8 PM at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 110 Main Street, Luckey, OH. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11AM from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge, OH with additional visitation from 10AM until time of services. Officiating will be Rev. Cindy Ritter. Burial will be in Troy Township Cemetery, Luckey, OH. There will be a bereavement luncheon served in the church fellowship hall immediately following the cemetery committal services. Those giving a memorial contribution may wish to consider: St. John’s Lutheran Church. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Clare Commons for the care given to Genny over the past years and also to Rev. Cindy for the many visits and support given to both her and the family. Posted by: admin on June 11, 2018.


Michael Manahan

Michael Manahan, loving son, husband, father, brother and friend of Bowling Green passed away at the age of 62 after a courageous fight against cancer on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Michael was born on March 15, 1956 to Larry and Evelyn (Mayer) Manahan in Defiance, Ohio.  He married the love of his life, Beth (Keenan) Manahan on September 29, 1979 at the First Christian Church in Bowling Green.  Beth survives in Bowling Green. Along with his wife, Michael is survived by his mother; Evelyn Manahan of Defiance; children: Colleen Manahan; Joel (Bree) Manahan; Ian Manahan and Dana Manahan all of San Diego; sisters: Susan (Louis) Sorbera of Tampa; Tam (Jack) Moss of Defiance; and brother-in-law: Mike Palumbo of Columbus. Michael was preceded in death by his father: Larry Manahan; and sister; Barb Palumbo. Michael was a graduate of Defiance High School and went on to earn his Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bowling Green State University.  After graduating from BGSU, Michael worked for the EPA for 17 years.  He then moved to the private sector, last working for Nova Vision as an Operations Manager.  Michael volunteered his time and talents over many years serving on various boards and in many organizations including Wood Lane Industries, past President Breakfast Kiwanis Club, past President of BG Bombers Soccer Club, former Deacon BG Covenant Church, and finally past President of the board at the Bowling Green Pregnancy Center.  Michael and his wife were RCIA coordinators for a number of years at St. Thomas More.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. When Michael was in college, he worked for a summer at Yellow Stone National Park.  He loved the outdoors and this was an experience he never forgot.  Michael enjoyed home projects and woodworking.  He also enjoyed boating on the Maumee River and on Rose Lake in Michigan.  He coached many to waterski, and no one was better than him at slalom.  He will be dearly missed. Visitation for Michael will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 3:00PM –7:00PM with a Vigil Service at 7:00PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster Street/ P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday June 14, 2018 at 10:00AM at St. Thomas More, 425 Thurstin St. Bowing Green.  Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green, Ohio. Memorial contributions in Michael’s Honor may be gifted to the Bowling Green Pregnancy Center or the Knights…


George ‘JR’ A. Loomis

George Aden Loomis, Jr. (J.R.) of Weston, Ohio, passed away peacefully, at age 85 on Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Bridge Hospice, Bowling Green, Ohio, with his wife Alice and loving family by his side. He was born at home behind South Main Street School in Bowling Green, Ohio to the late George Aden Loomis, Sr. and Wanda Elizabeth (Jackson) Loomis, on on his twin brother and sister’s 4th birthday. Along with his wife, J.R. is also survived by his daughters: Amy (Hans) Kolan of Bowling Green; Cyndi (Mike) Patterson of Bloomdale; sons: Greg Loomis of Bowling Green; Robert (Michele) Dewese of Grand Rapids; Jeff (Roxann) DeWese of McClure; Scott (Deb) Dewese of Grand Rapids; grandchildren: Heidi Sheets, Gretchen (Nick) Holderman, Travis (Lesley) Kolan Kolan, Michael (Deserae) Patterson, Dustin (Angie) Patterson, Shawn (Erin) Shaffer, Matthew (Teremy) Shaffer, Amanda (Clayton) Phillips, Joe (Lisa) Kelly, David (Shelly) Kelly, Thomas Kelly, Christopher (Courtney) Buehrer, and Trever Buehrer; 22 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild. Along with his parents J.R. was preceded in death by his brother: Robert Loomis; sister: Margaret Loomis Haxel; and a great grandchild: Mackenzie Sha Shaffer. J.R. enlisted in the U.S. Army in November of 1949 when he was in 11th grade with 6 others from his high school class.  He was sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky, then to Hawaii, from there to Korea. For his first Christmas in Korea, he found a small stick and placed it into the ground to represent a Christmas tree. He earned his 1st Purple Heart, August 8, 1950 in Subucksan Mountain in South Korea. He was in a rice patty in a Jeep and was ambushed by the Chinese who joined with North Korea. He earned his 2nd Purple Heart, January 17, 1951, at night, while driving a Jeep, and hit a landmine. The passenger, an Electrician Lineman was fatally injured.  He was sent to Sasahull, Japan for surgery, then to Tokyo, Japan for nine months before being shipped back to Washington State. From there he went to Desert Rock Nevada, for 3 Atomic Bomb tests, which was four miles from the site.  J.R. was there for almost a year, then was sent back to Fort Warden, Washington and was honorably discharged November 1952. George first worked as a Bus Boy at Isaly’s, in Bowling Green after school hours, then at Portage Drive-In Movie Theatre, directing vehicles to parking spaces.  He then worked as an attendant for Marve Deywer, at the Marathon Gas Station on North Main Street in Bowling Green.  After getting out of the Army,…


Andre Varela

Andre Varela, 24, of Bowling Green passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Andre was born May 11, 1994 in Bowling Green.  He is survived by his mother: Amanda (Kiel) Varela of Bowling Green; father: Gabriel Varela of Haskins; brothers: Gavin Varela stationed in Hawaii; and Austin Varela stationed in Japan; grandparents: Esequiel (Alma) Varela Jr. of Bowling Green; Dave (Cindy) Wichman of Bowling Green; Mike (Stacey) Kiel of Perrysburg; and a large number of aunts, uncles and cousins.  Andre was preceded in death by his great grandmother Mary Varela. Andre attended Otsego High School.  He enjoyed skateboarding, listening to music and working out.  He also enjoyed drawing and aspired to be a tattoo artist.  He loved caring for Chico & Plex, his dogs, which he called his “babies”. Visitation for Andre will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster Street/ P.O. Box Bowling Green, Ohio, 43402. Tele: 419:352-2171.  with a Vigil Service at 6:30 PM. Andre’s Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME REMEMBRANCE CHAPEL. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green, Ohio. Memorial Contributions in Andre’s Honor may be gifted to the Wood County Humane Society. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Andre’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on June 11, 2018.